John Redmond Reservoir Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Bait, Method, Location
Channel Catfish up to 15lbs. Fair-Good Drifting various baits lakewide has been productive. Fishing around the shallow timber should be good especially if cormorants are roosting in the trees. Worms, dough baits, dip baits, and livers are all good choices.
White Bass up to 3lbs. Fair Fishing windy shorelines where shad will stack up and white bass should be close. Small spinners, crankbaits, or bucktail jigs should work. Also look for them busting shad on the surface.
Crappie up to 15" Fair Fish are probably schooled up in the deeper water near the dredged breaks

Comments - The boat ramp is open

Fishing in the old river channel below the dam might be a good spot when there are high releases.

Boaters beware of shallow water! For current lake level and release information click the following link http://www.swt-wc.usace.army.mil/JOHN.lakepage.html.

ALERT! This lake contains Zebra Mussels please help stop the spread Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment after leaving this water body. It is Illegal transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.

For more information on lakes in the New Strawn district click the following link. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District